Posted on 23 Jun 2015
3 min read
Apologies if we sound like your grandmother, but at Gymtalk we believe vitamins should be an important part of every lifter’s diet, and the easiest way to ensure you’re getting a benchmark of vitamins is by taking a good quality multi.
When I recently wrote about the best vitamins available in the UK, Bulk Powders piped up on Twitter to tell us about their brand new Sports Multi AM:PM supplement.
They claim it’s the “UK’s very best multivitamin and mineral supplement”, so I gave it a test run for a month.
Let’s see how it squares up…
As the name suggests, this multi-vitamin is designed to be taken in the morning and the evening.
You take two capsules each time, white in the morning, black in the evening.
This means you aren’t about to get the two mixed up, which is nice.
Sports Multi AM:PM is £19.99 at full price, which gives you a month’s supply.
I have to say the vitamins are presented really well – each pill is individually sealed in a blister pack and they are capsules not tablets.
This just oozes quality, and definitely aims them at those serious about health.
The blend provides a total of 31 vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as digestive enzymes and probiotics.
So Sports Multi AM:PM is clearly aiming to be your one-stop multi.
And in some areas it comes very close – the inclusion of ingredients like Vitamin K, Biotin and Iodine is excellent to see, as many manufacturers miss these off to save costs.
But in other areas it falls short as a one-stop solution, such as only having 100 mg of Vitamin C, something which those who train hard would need more like one gram of.
As a person who often avoids dairy, I also found myself still using another calcium supplement too, as this only contains 400mg.
But, again, that 400mg is from K-Pure Calcium Bisglycinate – so the emphasis here is definitely on quality, not quantity.
You can find the full list of ingredients under the ‘Nutrition’ tab at the following link:
It’s always hard to review the ‘effectiveness’ of a muti-vitamin supplement – how do I know if it’s effective when only trialing it short term?
Well, the science is out there to suggest that taking a multi of this quality is going to be a very good investment for your overall health.
And all I can do at this stage is comment on changes I noticed when taking the product.
What I can comment on is that I slept far better while taking Sports Multi AM:PM.
Taking it around two hours before bed, I felt more rested upon waking and went into a deeper sleep.
I’d say if you’re looking for a high quality multi-vitamin, then AM:PM from Bulk Powders is absolutely excellent value for money, and really where the product excels.
It’s insurance for those who already eat healthily to make sure there’s a baseline of vitamins to fuel the day, and at £19.99 for a month you can’t really go wrong.
However, if you’re looking for something that’s going to cover all bases, some of the doses here are a little low, so you might want to grab a few extras such as Vitamin D or Vitamin C, which will of course add to the monthly cost.
The focus with this product is on creating the highest quality multi-vitamin at a great price.
And while daily doses may be low for some, just under £20 for a month’s supply makes Sports Multi AM:PM a truly excellent product.
To order Sports Multi AM:PM, or for more product information, shop here at the Bulk Powders website.
You can save money on your order by using a Bulk Powders discount code when checking out.
Have you tried this supplement?
Thinking of giving it a go?
Any other multis that you’d recommend?
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Are you still taking these?
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How do the AM and MP pills differ?
I think this vitamin complex is great.
I eat 3 months, I have more energy, I sleep better, I have better regeneration.